Kyle Mulinder

Photographer - New Zealand

A bit about Kyle

Kyle is a ‘Kiwi’ with a passion for adventure travel and storytelling. He grew up on a small sheep farm in the lower North Island but dreamed of life beyond Norsewood. After completing an adventure tourism course in Nelson, Kyle secured his first job; a white water raft guide on the Buller River. He now has almost 20 years experience working in the tourism industry. Working in the tourism industry is what sparked the idea of Kyle’s alter ego, Bare Kiwi, in 2009. To reduce the amount of disposable tourism literature that was being distributed, while helping travellers discover the real New Zealand, Kyle decided he would create short videos that featured him experiencing tourism activities. Unintentionally, Bare Kiwi is now recognised as a global influencer on the adventure travel scene​.
A bit about Kyle Mulinder

Kyle's Latest Trips

Adventure

6-Day Self Drive Ultimate Adventure in Northland

Starting from $900 USD
6-Day Self Drive Ultimate Adventure in Northland

Discover the best in adventure that Northland has to offer. Follow this trail created by one of New Zealand's most energetic filmmakers.

Experience diving in one of the best sub-tropical locations in the world, paraglide over the Bay of Islands as well as discover some amazing waterfalls and hikes. Oh, and the sandboarding! In the evenings you'll relax for 2 nights Glamping, stay at a totally chill surf shack and enjoy 2 nights in a secluded cliff top location atop the Bay of Islands.

Travel time: 13.5 hrs

Distance: 950 kms

Sunrise at Cape Regina
2 nights Glamping in Whangarei
The best sub-tropical diving in the world
Sand Board Te Paki Dunes
Parasailing over Bay of Islands

Trip Highlights

Day 1: Auckland to Whangarei
Day 1: Auckland to Whangarei
After starting the trip in busy Auckland, arriving in Whangarei is a breath of fresh air (literally). This costal town is an epic way to kick off this...
Day 2: Tutukaka
Day 2: Tutukaka
Some of the best diving in the world. Whether you're a scuba diver, or just love snorkeling you'll be spoilt in Tutukaka.
Day 3: Whangarei to Kaitaia
Day 3: Whangarei to Kaitaia
Leaving Whangarei you'll visit the mighty Tane Mahuta on the way to Paihia. Paiha is known as the gateway to the sandy beaches of the Bay of Islands.
Adventure

8-Day Self Drive Adventure Alpine Trail New Zealand

Starting from $1470 USD
8-Day Self Drive Adventure Alpine Trail New Zealand

Travel around in your own motorhome and go on an adventure of a lifetime along New Zealand’s Alpine Pacific Trail, with many thrilling locations along the way. 

Take a dip in the famous Hanmer hot springs, get your heart racing with a bungy jump, enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Waiau River on a jet boating adventure, swim with dolphins in Kaikoura and go for an unforgettable kayak experience in Abel Tasman National Park where you will camp overnight on the beach falling asleep under the stars listening to the sound of the waves crash.

Bungy jumping and jetboating at Hanmer Springs
A guided kayak adventure at Abel Tasman National Park
Swim with the Kaikoura dolphins
Seal Kayaking
Camp the night on the beach in Abel Tasman National Park!
Relax in the thermal pools and spa at Hanmer Springs (or hit the waterslides)

Trip Highlights

Day 1: Christchurch to Hanmer Springs
Day 1: Christchurch to Hanmer Springs
Pick up your motorhome and make your way to Hanmer Springs. This little town almost feels like New Zealand's version of Aspen. Treat yourself in the a...
Day 3: Hanmer Springs to Abel Tasman National Park
Day 3: Hanmer Springs to Abel Tasman National Park
Drive one of New Zealand’s most stunning roads, the Lewis Pass. This drive takes you through ever-changing volcanic landscapes, with a stop at Rotoroa...
Day 2: Hanmer Springs
Day 2: Hanmer Springs
3... 2... 1... Bungy! On your second day in Hanmer Springs, experience the thrill of a bungy jump. Invented in New Zealand, this heart racing activity...

Why pick my trips

Behind the brand Bare Kiwi is Kyle Mulinder, a ‘Kiwi’ with a passion for adventure travel and storytelling. Working in the tourism industry is what sparked the idea of Bare Kiwi in 2009. To reduce the amount of disposable tourism literature that was being distributed, while helping travellers discover the real New Zealand, Kyle decided he would create short videos that featured him experiencing tourism activities. He’d then share these videos online. This innovative idea, combined with the prolific growth of social media, resulted in Bare Kiwi gaining an audience that followed Kyle’s travels. Unintentionally, Kyle became a digital influencer – not only in demand in New Zealand but also internationally. Bare Kiwi is now recognised as a global influencer on the adventure travel scene​.
Why pick Kyle Mulinder